SOARING MINDS

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NEXT GENERATION APPROACHES TO MENTAL HEALTH

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OUR
PARTNERS

BECOME A DONOR

Soaring Minds Inc is striving to better the mental health of the community of Southeastern Wisconsin. Please join us in our endeavors.

SERVE YOUR COMMUNITY

VOLUNTEER

Make a difference by donating time. Your time is valuable and we appreciate any that you can spare fighting this issue.

WALK

Make a difference by participating in marathons and 5Ks to raise awareness and make a statement that this is serious.

INFORM

Make a difference by passing on the knowledge of how to detect and care for those suffering from mental health challenges.

ACCEPT

Make a difference by ensuring that you yourself fully understand the issue at hand and are ready to give it your all.

WHAT ELSE CAN YOU DO?

FOR OTHERS

Early detection, prevention, and education

50% of individuals who experience mental illness during their lifetime show symptoms before the age of 14

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

  • Support universal screening for early detection

  • Catch issues before they become a crisis

  • Encourage friends and family to seek preventative mental health care

  • Strive for healthy relationships with friends and family 

  • Work to better the lives of children, even under 5 years traumatic events can have lifetime effects on mental health

Access

Wisconsin ranks 42nd in the nation in providing children access to mental healthcare

Children and teens in Wisconsin are hospitalized 4 times the nation's average for a mental health condition

  • Encourage school-based mental health counselors and treatment

  • Support the training of educators in recognizing warning signs and signs of distress

  • Work towards integrating mental and behavioral health into primary care and emergency departments

  • Support local specialized hospitals

Reducing Stigma

In 2017 more than 16% of high school students in Wisconsin reported suicidal ideation

  • Avoid sayings such "I'm so OCD about this" "triggered" and "depressed"

  • Never describe someone as "hysterical" and "psycho"

  • USE phrases such as "I understand" and "I'm here for you"

  • Ask appropriate questions to avoid prying

  • Visit https://wisewisconsin.org/ for information to provide to others

FOR YOURSELF

IF YOU ARE HAVING DEPRESSED OR SUICIDAL THOUGHTS
PLEASE CALL THE NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE
1-800-273-8255 OR USE THE CRISIS TEXTLINE
TEXT "HOME" TO 741741
  • Identify and eliminate triggers

  • Talk to a trusted friend or counselor

  • Keep active, eat well, and take care of yourself

  • Build a community of support

  • Remember that feelings are temporary